Yuri serves as Community Builder for Strong Towns. He is a community engagement and digital communications specialist with a passion for urban planning, public participation and social media. He has a Master of Public Administration degree and has over 15 years of public policy research, analysis, advocacy, and communications experience.
He is also the Executive Director of the Vancouver City Planning Commission, an associate editor of Spacing Vancouver and an elected director of the Co-operative Housing Federation of British Columbia. When he isn't building community online, Yuri can be found training for his next marathon.
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As part of our Strong Schools campaign, we asked readers to share photographs of your children's trip to school with the hashtag #SchoolCommute. Here is a selection of some of the best submissions we received.
Share photos of your children's trip to school with the hashtag #SchoolCommute
One thing I love about working for Strong Towns is the amazing support of our members.
Once a week, we're inviting readers to join us for a conversation with one of our staff, writers or members on Slack. This week's SlackChat will be hosted by Yuri Artibise, Strong Towns' Community Builder.
This week, we asked you to help us mourn the effects of urban renewal by sharing photographs of urban renewal sites in your city. We received close to 100 submissions from across North America. Here are some favorites.
Share photos of urban renewal sites in your community with the hashtag #UsedToBe and tell us what used to be there.